Holiday Health Pointers by Dr. Bononi for Allegheny Health Network

During the holiday season, sugary sweets and drinks abound.  Don’t let the temptation to indulge derail your personal health. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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A healthy mind is a happy mind

Try this happiness trick at least once a week. Write down five things you are grateful for. Author Nathan Dewall, PhD studied people in a journal of personality and social psychology. They felt happier, healthier and exercised more after just nine weeks of participating in this study. According to research conducted from the University of […]

Stay fit over the holidays and tips to lower holiday stress

The holiday season is here. What does this time of year mean to you? Is it a time filled with family, friends and excitement, or do the holidays bring you stress, overeating, excess drinking of alcoholic beverages and too little physical activity? Unfortunately for many of us, it is a time of weight gain and […]

Can you guess what all of these people have in common?

Yes, they are all very successful Yes, they all work hard to achieve their goals You could even say they are all famous in some type of way… But they all also share something that each of them struggle with daily…. What’s that?

Let’s Talk About Men’s Health: Take Steps Toward a Healthier You This Summer

Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Highmark medical director Summer brings some of our favorite activities to share with family and friends. One of the most important things to keep in mind in order to enjoy all that summer has to offer is your health. This month, let’s talk about men’s health. Improving men’s health […]

Pediatric Obesity

Pediatric Obesity Article submission, Maureen E. McGaffin Gateway Health Plan® Public Affairs Black children more likely to be obese, according to recent studies.   In the past decade, Pittsburgh has made better strides to include minorities in medical research, access to treatment and free health screenings. Yet for all of our advances in healthcare, along with […]

For the sake of your health – making the most of your doctor’s appointment

Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Highmark medical director How many times have you gone to the doctor and left thinking – “I forgot to ask” or “what I’m supposed to do” or “what did the doctor say was wrong with me?”  Whether you are going for a routine check-up or a follow-up visit, you […]